What Compensation Can I Receive
For My Personal Injury in Wyoming?
07/01/2020 By Justin Kallal
In Wyoming you can potentially receive compensation for the following damages if you have been injured in by another:
1. The pain, suffering, and emotional distress experienced as a result of the injuries and those reasonably probable to be experienced in the future;
2. Disability and/or disfigurement;
3. Loss of enjoyment of life and any loss of enjoyment of life reasonably probable to be experienced in the future. The award for this specific element should not duplicate the award given or any other element of damage;
4. Loss of Earnings and Earning Capacity, which is defined as the value of time, earnings, profits, salaries lost to this date, and the present cash value of any earnings reasonably probable to be lost in the future, taking into consideration any lost earning capacity;
5. Medical expenses, which are the reasonable expense of necessary medical care, treatment, and services received to date and any medical expense reasonably probable to be incurred in the future;
6. Caretaking also defined as the reasonable expense of necessary help in the home that has been required as a result of the injury and any such help that is reasonably probable to be required in the future.
In addition to the above listed damages, in certain situations you may be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that are imposed to punish bad actors and discourage dangerous behavior in the future.
In the context of a car wreck, punitive damages might be awarded if the person who hit you was drunk or texting at the time of the collision. In certain cases, the immediate family members of an injured person may be able to receive compensation for loss of consortium.
The spouse of an injured person may potentially receive compensation for loss of the injured person’s services, society, companionship, affection, love, advice, guidance, and/or sexual relations.
The child of an injured person may potentially receive compensation for loss of the injured person’s services, society, affection, love, advice and guidance.
The best person to advise you on the potential compensation for your injuries and damages is an experienced Wyoming plaintiff’s attorney. Contact Davis, Johnson & Kallal today to start your case.